Independence Now’s Assistive Technology Lending Library gives community members access to supportive devices free of charge.
Michelle Lindsay, Independence Now’s 2020 Deborah Jackson Rising Star award recipient, shared with us how she got started with Independence Now and what she’d say to others seeking resources and support to live independently.
In the Spring of 2020, Julian wished to move out of a Nursing Facility and into the community. A friend put him in touch with our Money Follows the Person (MFP) Peer Outreach staff who talked with him about housing options.
The theme for the Independence Amplified Maryland session on Monday, March, 8, 2021 was focused on introducing several support groups available in Maryland.
We’re looking forward to the day when we can return to the office so more consumers can see what we do first hand, but we’re working just as hard from home to provide services for anyone who is seeking support to live independently.
Transitioning from a Nursing Facility back to the community can be intimidating, there are many moving parts. Centers for Independent Living can be your guide!
With some of the CARES Act funding, Independence Now was able to purchase a laptop for Ms. Annette and, because Annette is blind, the computer was loaded with JAWS software so that it would be more accessible for her to use.
Independence Now Board Member, Jamie Freeny, recently sat down with us and shared what Independence Now means to him. Jamie worked at IN early in his career and came back to the IN “family” to serve on the board.
Keith Kelly was seeking a place to live on his own and heard about Independence Now (IN) from some friends. He worked with a team at IN including Shannon Minnick, Director of Independent Living Services; Abiola Heyliger, Montgomery County Independent Living Specialist; and Debra Potts, Independent Living Housing Specialist. Keith says he has become more[…]
January’s service focus is Independent Living Skills Training. As a reminder, Independent Living Skills include skills that increase the ability of a person with a disability to handle daily activities on their own without the support of others. When Independence Now consumers gain Independent Living Skills they not only master skills needed to live independently,[…]